International Dance Day

My name is Georgie and I am a dancer.

Today we are going to be learning lots of different styles of dance from all around the world to celebrate International Dance Day! Make sure that you have enough space to dance around with me!

Irish Dancing

The first type of dance we will be learning about is Irish dancing! Known for its curly wigs, stiff arms and beautifully detailed dresses.

Help your child and join in together with some Irish music. This develops children’s ability to follow instructions, listening skills, expressive arts and creativity too.

Bollywood Dancing

The second type of dancing is Bollywood. This originated from Mumbai in India and is made up of 8 different styles of dance!

Help your child and join in together with some Irish music. This develops children’s ability to follow instructions, listening skills, expressive arts and creativity too.

Samba Dancing

The Samba is from Brazil and is always used in carnivals and celebrations! The dancers are known for their vibrant feathery costumes.

Help your child and join in together with some samba themed music. This develops children’s ability to follow instructions, listening skills, expressive arts and creativity too.

African Dancing

This dance is the dance of the Maasai Tribe, it is called Adumu and means to jump. The Maasai wear beautiful red robes and are well known for how high they can jump!

 

Help your child and join in together with some African style music. This develops children’s ability to follow instructions and listening skills, expressive arts and creativity too.

Extension

A link to some more resources to celebrate international dance day!

Cinderella by Sarah Griffiths